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Don Nacho's Heritage

2010 International Photography Exhibition
“Don Nacho's Heritage”
Location: La Garrucha village in the Chimaltenango department in Guatemala
Photographer: Katie Bovitz
Home Country: United States
University Affliation: Graduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "This photo was taken outside a young woman's house, in a village I've worked in for several years. Her husband left her to go work in the States months before the child was born. I am captivated by the young woman's gaze, filled with dignity and charm. The intense way her child looks at the camera shows this characteristic to be inherited.Though a slight woman herself, she holds her son who is an obviously big boy in her arms with an ease that is indicative of the incredible strength these people have to suffer through their daily lives with grace. Although a young family, the woman already appears to be a matriarch."

Don Nacho's Heritage